On This Day

What Happened on June 25

Important Events

Jun 25 in Film & TV

  • 1967 First global satellite television program: "Our World" broadcast features 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing "All You Need Is Love"

Jun 25 in Music

Jun 25 in Sport

  • 1991 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon, beating Elna Reinach of South Africa 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the 1st round

Did You Know?

First use of the rainbow flag, symbol of gay pride, made by Gilbert Baker at a march in San Francisco

On June 25, 1978

Would You Believe?

Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop

On June 25, 1630

Famous Weddings

  • 1436 Louis (13), son of French King Charles VII marries Margaret (11), daughter of King James I of Scotland at the Castle of Tours
  • 1927 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (24) weds civil liberties advocate Jane Cheney
  • 1938 Economist Milton Friedman (25) weds Rose Friedman at the Jewish Seminary in New York City

Famous Divorces

  • 1997 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage

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